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Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.

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Weekly wrap-up for July 5, 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated the news this past week, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new contract.
The Duluth Seaway Port Authority’s board of commissioners today appointed Vanta E. Coda II as its new executive director, effective Oct. 1.